Post Classlead Discussion (Dec 2013)
Another classlead round, another thread to discuss more changes that we want to make.
Raksha Band: Still bullshit, still needs fixed. I think there are two changes I will push for next time:
- Change it so that you cannot set the band inside of an organization you are enemied to.
- Becomes a channeled action when used inside an organization you're enemied to.
These changes are to limit the "I can't die, so I can raid non-stop without losing anything" and the "I can get back in any time I want unless you have guards and traps over this specific room that's anywhere in the city that I please" abilities that the band currently possesses. I'd like more changes, but these are the ones I think stand a change of getting passed at this time.
Prismatic Barrier: Here's team combat lately. You hit the target, you hit the target, haha, barrier. Switch targets, hit the target, hit the target, haha, barrier. Repeat ad nauseum. If you don't have 100% CC uptime, this is basically impossible to prevent, and AM has the only truly reliable way to break a barrier. We need more ways to break barrier.
Demoncalm: There is no longer a need for specific anti-demon skills of this type. The classes with demonic pets are balanced around getting to use them, and the main effect of this is just to add ~5.5 seconds to every doppleganger attack against AM as I summon it back, banish it, resummon it, repeat. Dopplegangers have <300 health and they can be crit on top of that. There is no need for a specific skill to peace them.
Flare: Runeguards couldn't get elemental damage etchings, because it might be "too powerful" with Sowulu. Similarly, Deathknights are limited to passive Soulquench procs, which must be manually activated and lasts a very short time. Why is it that Templars get:
- Flare: heavy damage burst active
- Cleansing: moderate damage burst active -or- raze
- Emblazon: Passive damage on DSL, which is always on without activation requirements.
- Condemnation: Passive damage rite
It's cool when a Templar uses a minimal setup 250+ damage on-demand blast combo but overpowered for anybody else? Hell, Templars had the biggest no-prep single-target burst in the game already and this round of classleads gave them more.
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